Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s executive orders, want Obama back as President, suggests poll

Written by | February 3, 2017 | 0

New Delhi: Just after two weeks of Trump’s presidency, majority of Americans want Barack Obama back as President suggests a poll. The new polls shows a significant percentage of voters already thinking that the real estate tycoon-turned-politician should be removed from office.

A survey by Public Policy Polling reflects what the current American mind thinks of their newly-elected President.

The polls elaborate 52 percent saying they would rather have Obama as President, to only 43 percent who are glad that Donald Trump is at the helm.

“Usually a newly elected President is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon period after taking office,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.

“But Donald Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back,” he said.

The poll reveals that 40 percent of voters already want to impeach Trump. That is up from 35 percent of voters who wanted to impeach him a week ago, added the survey.

“But when you get beyond the overall package, the pieces of the executive order become more clearly unpopular. 52 percent of voters think that the order was intended to be a Muslim ban, to only 41 percent who don’t think that was the intent. And the idea of a Muslim ban is extremely unpopular with the American people only 26 percent are in favour of it, to 65 percent who are against it,” the poll further elaborated.

43 percent of voters support the idea of US indefinitely suspending accepting Syrian refugees, while 48 percent are opposed to that.

The survey also throws a light on what Americans have to say on the competency of newly-elected President and the way popular orders were executed.

39 percent of voters think it was well executed while 55 percent make up those who believe it was poorly executed, the survey found.

“Americans think last week’s executive order is a Muslim ban and they don’t like it,” Debnam said. “And beyond that, they think the order was executed in an incompetent fashion,” he said.

 

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